Critique on Sections of the Cameroon Criminal Procedure Code

Barrister ATOH WALTER

Abstract


The Research, titled, CRITIQUE ON SECTIONS OF
THE CAMEROON CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE is a
profound critical evaluation and further interpretation on sections
of the Cameroon Criminal Procedure Code (herein after referred
to as the Code). The Research evaluates the shortcomings or
lacunas of these sections and its effects on the principle of a fair
trial- human rights. The said Code came into force on the 1
January, 2007, after nearly thirty-two (32) years of research and
huge financial sacrifices, cited as Law No. 2005 /007 of 27
July
2005 as the principal Code to guide and facilitate the institution
of criminal proceedings in Cameroon. Nevertheless, thirty-two
years of research does not make the Code void of shortcomings.
The Research identifies and examines the harmful and
devastating repercussions of the shortcomings of the Code to the
principle of a fair trial within the Cameroon criminal justice
system with complete disillusionment mindful of practical cases
observed where the provisions are silent or insufficient to
promote and protect fair trial in the courts within Cameroon.

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